Also have the Nanking cherry in bloom, but the photos are way too blurry. Must hone my photography skills before something else starts blooming.
I found a purple Muscari growing next to some ornamental grass I got two years ago. I have no idea where it came from, as I haven't planted any like that anywhere. Surprises like that are kind of fun. Sorry this photo is so blurry. See above. :-)
oh I love the little white muscari. My tulips have not bloomed here yet. Some of the daffies either. My muscari are just budding now. Looks like the columbine and bleeding hearts should be very soon too.
These are the first of the tulips. I will have about...um...thirty-four different kinds blooming before it's all said and done. I have daffs that haven't started yet either. It's definitely only the beginning. You have way more going on than I do!
Tulips are divided into 14 divisions, such as Single Early, Fosteriana, Triumph, Darwin Hybrid, Double Late, and so forth, that give some predictability as to bloom time, leaf shape, bloom shape, etc. The Viridiflora division has green on the outside of the bloom kind of like yours does, so I'm wondering if that's what it is.
Colorblends has marvelous selections, but unfortunately they don't give much botanical information. I couldn't see where they mention divisions at all.
I found my first iris of the season this afternoon. It is a minature(?)I was given so many years ago I hardly remember the year. But I do remember the lovely person who gave it to me. I think she called it Bee Sting but I haven't been able to find anyone else who has ever heard of that one. It has yellow standards and falls and a lavender blue beard. So lovely. 2 more blooms may open in a day or 2.
We have dozens of daffodils in many cultivars, a few tulips open and more in bud stage, hundreds of the old fashion grape hyacinths, both the solid purple/blue and the white with lavender center wild violets as well as Freckles. The Little Bluets have been in bloom for weeks and the Gill Over the Ground is doing well too.
In the shrub and tree family, the lovely Forsythia is nearly thru, the Clove shrub is blooming well, Redbuds are in bud and trying to open, the Dutchess pear is in full bloom and the apple trees are opening up their buds. Nanking cherries, Flowering Almond, and OK Purple Peach are all in bloom too. The yard is so beautiful right now. I like to continue the walks of thanksgiving Jack tried to take nearly every morning. He loved the flowers.
we have tulips buds
our iris are late bloomer i hope i spell it right
i went to day to class for my real estates
i a broker
i have my own office
need to take class every 2 year
tryer get up at 7 and back at 5
we had heavy rain last night about 2"
dave keep trackof the rain.
we are doing well
god bless every one
elle, I had no idea you are a real estate broker. WOW. That takes some doing from what I have heard. But the income from it isn't all that steady either. Which explains why you also work at the nursing home. How is the housing market in your area? Our DD Kris just bought her first home in Feb. She said it is a buyers market. Got a nice home for a very good price. The idea of that kind of debt scares me a lot. No experience in that area at all as the farm always furnished a home for Jack and I. I have always realized what a blessing that has been. Now the children make sure I stay in the house and pay my heating and electic bills. I am truely blessed beyond measure.
My mind says go do work. My body says no way. I'll listen to my body but it is hard to just sit and watch the work pile up. I still haven't planted potatoes. But the garlics are growing wonderfully. Even those I just planted this spring.
I have a hard time thinking of dandelions and violets as bad guys. The dandis are in full bloom here. I need to go pick a bunch of blooms and make fritters. Oh my, those are good. One year we were really broke and ate so many blooms that we nearly killed out the whole yardful of plants. Most of the children still remember that year.
Sorry, I was more referring to the purple weed (henbit?) that's way taller than the grass in my front yard. I noticed on the drive to the RU that you have fields of these flowering now that does look pretty from the highway.
I have mixed feelings. If I let the dandelions & violets, they'd take over my veggie garden; though I do like the violets in other areas of the yard. My lil gr-d picked a bouquet of dandelions & violets for her mommy. Gives her something to pick other than my tulips & daffodils. You can also sugar violets & use them to decorate cakes.
My daughter just pointed out that the crabapple tree is now covered with lovely dark pink blooms. I'll try to ad a pic later & explain why that's so special. I took the entire day off for my 6 mnth checkup @ the doc this morning. I'm planting 6 rosebushes today; weather permitting & hopefully, some veggies. Your pics are all very lovely! : )
It's Bloomin COLD!!
is what's blooming up here in northern MN...Forecast is snow-rain-sleet..so we'll see. It's getting old. I will try to clip a few photos of my only blooms.. 2 so far this spring. My daffs are not even big yet- just poking through. nothing else is ready to bloom. few more weeks.
We got the white redbud shown from a local nursery and garden center in Overland Park, KS. I have also seen these on the internet. They also look great with the deep yellow daffadils and tulips that we have in the yard.
Here is the Missouri Botanical Gardens info page on white redbuds (Cercis canadensis f. alba )
Bev that wisteria is beautiful. It sure smells good, but I planted it one time at a former house and it took over I tried to mow it put salt on it no avail, it climed the house and went every where I bet the owners now are still batteling it.LOL My MIL planted two and they are still fighting it. We had all shaped then like tree's but even that didn't work.
Hi Ronnie. You are talking about the old fationed wisteria. I have one here that I had next to the garden shed and it got so heavy that it pulled the eave off so am trying to kill it out. This is the Chinese one you just have to keep it trimmed down all the time and not let a vine touch the ground. Hope all is going well with you. Hugs BEV
I have 3 irises open now. One is Jesse's Song, another one that is similar-maybe even the same, and a white one opened later on in the day while I was at work. I have pics of the Jesse's Song which is purple and white but the batteries died on the camera so can't download til tomorrow.
We have the ones Jack's family planted probably 75 years or more ago I think. They are all pink or white with red flecks or all white. Since getting 'into' flowers I have aquired a dark red one and last year I bought a coral one.
We have lots of iris and wild sweet rocket(?)blooming now as well as some very late daffodils, snow drops, and what I just learned is wild false garlic. Toxic, noneatable. But very pretty blooms.
GB, yes, the woodland peonies grow in the shade.
The white one in the previous post is peony japonica.
Here's a picture of another type: peony obovata.
Both do well in my woodland shade.
Neither appears to be very fussy.
How old is your Lil Kim Lilac? I just planted my a year ago and it had 2 flower heads this Spring. I can't wait until my gets as big as yours. Also, do you have irises planted next to it? Do you also have a ground cover at its feet?
Greenbrain - Thanks. The photos are by both my husband and I. He bought a new digital camera and I have been trying to learn to use it. I still have to learn how to download the files to the computer.
Colquhoun - You must be slightly ahead of the KC area. I have plenty of irises blooming right now but it's too early for any of my daylilies. Nice iris and Wallflower. I've not seen a Wallflower here. Is there another common name for it and how do you grow it?
I have to confess total ignorance when it comes to the wallflower.. its in my wive's wildflower bed.. I will ask her about it in the morning when she gets home.. Its the one bed that is all her.. I know some of the stuff.. but alot of it I don't.. when it comes to her bed.. I just take the pictures and ask her to name it when I post. I believe its a biennal.. she started from seed.. that also suckers.. but don't hold me to that.
Lavender, what you are calling Star of Bethlehem looks almost identical to what I was just told by a horticulturist who specializes in MO wildflowers is Wild False Garlic. Only difference is that I don't see the narrow white lines on the foliage that are on my WFG.
I have Star of Bethlehem naturalized throughout my front and back yards compliments of the former resident from 20 years ago. Even the 3 dogs haven't stopped these plants from spreading. Hardy and lovely. :)
Same family ornithogalum... I only recently learned what they were. They were here before we were, I thought they were crocus until they bloomed. They are really lovely and bloom their hearts out. They are a gift from some long ago resident (house built in 1915) plus some surprise lilies and perennial german serpent garlic.
What variety of rugosa do you show blooming in the photo? I just planted a hedge row of Dart's Dash rugosa alternated with rosa glauca. I'm looking forward to seeing my rugosas bloom and produce hips. I received some huge bareroots from Spring Valley Roses located in WI end of April. All 6 are already covered with leaves. How long along did you plant your hedgerow? Did you see blooms the first year?
Ours were species Rugosa seedlings, from the University of Idaho Forest Research Nursery.. I can't express how wonderfull of a place to buy trees and shrubs they are.. a little on the small side but at 2 dollars each you can't beat the price. The hedge is in its second spring its 371 days old actually.. and last year we had one bloom, which we missed.
Illini Hardy Blackberry.. after learning of it, spending years looking for it.. a winter and a long summer waiting for it to get here and grow.. finally I am going to have blackberries!!! I see this and I think of the smell and taste of hot blackberry cobbler.. with that cool rich melted ice cream you get in every spoonfull.. enough to make your tongue slap your brains out. I joke with my wife that it grows like it was made to grow here.. which it was.. we are only 15 minutes from the test plots where it was developed.
I have hollyhocks in so many color variations I can't count them. They range from white to all the shades of pink imaginable, yellows & variations of yellow because of cross pollination with the white and pinks, a deep dark maroon, and all it's variations added to the pinks and the maroon, etc. Lots of bicolors.
Happy birthday, Elle. Sixty five is a good age. I'm glad you finally got back to a good shift for you. Hopefully you can stay on it permentally.
Have you checked in at the flood thread yet? I know they want to hear from all DGers in the affected states. Just another sign of the family love of this web site.
I'm still washing and getting ready to paint cabinet doors. I have the last of the ones I'm putting back on washed and they are now drying. I put all the bottome doors I had washed and painted back on last night and Kyle put on one set of upper doors for me. I have one more set of bottom doors and 3 sets of top ones of top one and a single bottom door. Maybe tomorrow all the top ones will be ready for him to put back on for me. I'm not putting 3 doors back on. They are just in my way and hide too much that I then forget I have. If I can see every thing in the cabinet I won't be so apt to forget it. I'll be glad to get this task done.
The weather here is wonderful. Warm, very light breeze and sunny. I am torn between wanting to work outside and finish the cabinet project. I can work outside while the paint is drying. Right now I have to wait for them to dry after the washing I gave them this morning.
I have 2 new daylilies blooming today. I will take pics tomorrow cause they are gorgeous!!! This is the first time they have bloomed for me. Have had them for 2 years and got them from work when the guy in charge of the perennial garden thinned them out. Only a few made it and so far only 2 are blooming.